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50                                     FLORA INDICA.                  [Rammcutacea.
sus angustata ct bidcntata; antica, profundc biloba, utrinquc longc pilosa.   FolHculi
3, pilosali vel snbgHbri.
A very common plant in the outer mountains of the "Western Himalaya, varying
much iu*size, buU in general readily recognizable by ila- fcw-llo\vcrcd, much-branched
stems. 3). pttucifloruM of Don is probably i-orreHly referred by \Viglit and Arnotl
to their plsint of the same name, which is apparently a state of D. comolida,; but
Don's description is not certainly referable to any known plant, for though the greater
part of it can apply only to D. consol'idp, the petals are those of a plant of the sec-
tion Delphinastrum.
5. D. dasycaulon 0Fresen. Mas. Senkenb. ii. 272); caule ra-
moso paucifoliato, foliis radicalibus amplis rotiuirlato-reuitbnnibus late
5-lbbis, lobis trilobis et grosse incisis, caulinis 5-partitis segmentis ar-
gute iucisis, racemis laxis eiongatis, sepalis extus incauo-tomeritosis,
calcare conico subrecurvo duplo longioiibns.Wdp* Sep. L 52.
HAS. In snmmis montibus Dekhan occideiitalis prope Junir (Joo-
aeer), Stock* 1 Gibson!(Fl. Aug. Sept.) (. .)
DISTRIB. Abyssinia, Sckimper/
Caufts erectus, 1-^-3-pcdalis, pilis incanis vel fulvis villosus vel tomcutosus. Folia
radicaHa numerosa, picrunique longe petiolatu, diam. 3-G-polliffliria, lobis late trapc-
zoideis, utrinqae pubesceutia-, sericca vel villosa, subtus pallida et conspicuc reticu-
latim ncrvosa; caulhia 4 baain sccta, scgmeniis lineai-ibus iueisis \ Jlomtia indiviaa,
lineai-ia. Pedicelli flores icquautcs vel duplo super-antes, tomentosi, braclcolia 2
alternis subulatis. Flores Ucte cacrulel Sepala -S-pollicaria, versus apicem macula
pallida dense pilosa notata. Petttla postica cartiiaginea, calcare subulate recto, an-
tice obliqua, angustata, acuta vel bidentata; antica biloba, pilosa. Fotticuli 3, recti,
f poll, loiigi, toiaentosi.
AVe can find no dilference between JJr, Stocks* specimens and those distributed by
Schimper, except tUat the latter are more villous, and want the radical leaves. As
jFrescuius in his diagnosis describes the leaves as quinquepartite, the same deficiency
probably exists iii all the specimens collected by Sehimper. As a species 2). dasy-
caulon, seems very distinct, and its occurrence in \Vestcrn India is very interesting as
a proof of the aflinity which exists between the flora of that country and that of West-
ern Africa. Many more instances of this will be met with in the course of our work,
6. "D.incamim (Boyle! Ill, 55); caule folioso, foliis tripartitis
segmentis Imeari-imiltifidis, raceuiis elorigatis multitioris, pedicellis flores
majusculos a3quautibus vcl supcrautibus, calcare recto sepalis' longiore.
HAB. In Himalaya intcriori occidental, alt. 6-8000 ped.: Kashmiri
Kauawcr!(PI. Aug. Sept.) (c. v.)
Jladh; lignosa, cylindrica vcl tuberosa, j)erpendicukris. Caulis strictus, erectus,
bij>edali8 et ultra, striatus, sa?pc angulatns, incanus vel aubtomcntosus, basi intcrdum
glabrwccns. Jb/w pctioluta vel subsessilia, ])etiolis basi dilatatis. Inforescentia
subsimplcx vel rarius paniculata, pedicellis bi-acteolis; pluribus liuearibus inunitis.
Wore* hcte ctcnilci. Sejpafa ovalia, |-pollicaria, incana. Petala postica aiitice ob-
tuse augulata, bidcutata, calcare subulato; antica biiida, pilosa. FoUlculi 3, ^-polli-
cares, brevissime tomentosi.
A haudsome, tall, largfe-flowered species, strikingly like some forms of JD. gwndi-
Jloruwi, L., bat with bilid (not entire) anterior petals. The petals seem to be inva-
riably entire in that species, and they are always bifid in the Indian plant, except in
sc-rnc specimens (unfortunately flowers only, without leaves,) from the mountains of
Tibet behind East Nipal, in which they are very slightly emarginate. It is, never-
theless, extremely probable that our species is not distinct from 2). c/randiflorum,
which seems to be very widely distributed.